“It is a serious thing
just to be alive on this
fresh morning
in this broken world.”
-Mary Oliver

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Holding Fear and Confusion

“Grounding social action in contemplative consciousness is not a luxury for a few, but surely a cultural necessity…”

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Kingdomtide 2020

“Kingdomtide invites us to allow that inner courage to become activated in our world today: seeking justice for the oppressed, reconciliation of races and cultures, and speaking truth to power…”

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“There is something in me so bright and shining in itself that the darkness I fall into or make whether in despair or delight cannot thwart the flow of this inner light.”
-Meister Eckhart

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Community in Solitude

“I see families huddled in hospital parking lots, unable to accompany their dying loved ones. They are the disciples who stood off and away, watching Jesus expire in agony. The nurses and doctors are the sacred women who stood vigil at the foot of the cross…”

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Palm Sunday

“Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to gather together this Holy Week. It is an invitation to celebrate and reflect in solitude. When the gift of solitude is fostered, the gift of community begins to emerge. We then become aware of our unity with the mystical Body of Christ, and a deep solidarity with the suffering of the world grows within us, and we become more empathetic and vulnerable in our encounters with others.”

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St. Patrick’s Day 2020

Listen to “Patrick’s Fire,” by Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning from the album, “Patrick.”

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Variation on a Theme

“Blessed are the hoarders of toilet paper and eggs…”

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